We Are Eternal Beings

“When a storm is raging and the waves are tumultuous, it is wise to dive deep down to where the water is calm. If we remain on the surface, we will be tossed and turned. But if, like the whale, we retreat to the quiet depths of our own being, our true home, we will find rest and peace there. Once refreshed, we can resurface. This is the value of meditation. We can weather any storm with greater ease if we allow ourselves to retreat when necessary to the still, vast depths within.” ~Ann Mortifee

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Quote is from an amazing, highly recommended book called ‘In Love With The Mystery

Ten Minutes yet Timeless

Here is a story that takes less than ten minutes to enjoy yet its message is timeless.

I’m sharing this read-aloud story with my deepest humility, knowing I am terribly new to this. Certainly I will get better at my recordings, but I read and reread through my old, lovingly worn edition of the book until this version felt acceptable.

Yes I have a bit of a lisp. Yes my equipment is less than stellar. Yes I am self-taught. However it is from my heart and shared with love, therefore I feel it is good enough.

Strong has been the pull from within me to share this story from my children’s youth. Its message is very important for us to understand, all year round but especially at this time of year.

Let us see others as if they are illuminated with the magical light of the Christmas candle, and we will see that we are all members of one family.

Let there be peace, and let it begin with me.

Warmest blessings of the season! Gina

The Christmas Candle book cover

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Celebrating What Is

“Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is.”

~Mandy Hale

Doing the best we can

While I’m not yet up to sharing about where I’ve been as I’m not ready to write about grief or emote about how deep the love we have for our pets is, or attempt to describe the pain entailed when the lives in a family household go from 7 to 4, I did decide to share my YouTube video on a topic that rings deeply true to my heart year-round, but ESPECIALLY at this time of year. This is why I’ve returned without explanation to my absence. For now. All pain is fodder for growth, as well as helping build the foundation of a story that wants to be written. As soon as I’m ready to share about it, you’ll be the first to know!

My WP family is dear to my heart and you have been in my thoughts. I am finding my way back to my muse and back to my keyboard. The posts obviously stopped for a while, but my love and appreciation for you never did. Namaste.

courage dear heart

Each One of Them

“Every day I see Jesus Christ in all of His distressing disguises.”

~Mother Teresa

 

Jesus in disguise

My Recent Project

I am delighted to share with you something I’ve been working on. I hope you’ll enjoy! It’s a lyrics video to a song that really touches my heart so I decided to pull together some powerful images about homelessness and the poor. This topic is deeply important to me: caring for others as we would care for our nearest and dearest. Let us offer our loving compassion to all others and do what we can for those who are less fortunate than we are.

 

Driving past a welfare line overflowing with worthy yet challenged people…

Walking past a homeless person whom you are trying not to not see…

 

How would we change if we looked out of a different set of glasses… different lenses…?

What if we chose to see the poor differently?

What if it was Jesus?

Inspired by Matthew 25:40

Kindred Support

Be with those who “get” you. It’s important!

be with those RUMI

Choose your friends with caution,

Plan your future with purpose, and

Frame your life with faith.

~Thomas Merton